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Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars  *SPOILER ALERT!* After thoroughly enjoying The Hunger Games I had high expectations for reading the sequel, Catching Fire. The Hunger Games ends with an unresolved love triangle and the hint of a looming revolution and I was curious to see how the next book would progress. The novel mostly follows the aftermath from the first games as Katniss and Peeta embark on their victory tour and new life in the victor’s village. Katniss’ trick with the berries has been perceived as an act of defiance against the Capitol, inciting […]


Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars  *SPOILER ALERT!* There has been so much hype about The Hunger Games that I wanted to read it myself to see what all the fuss was about. I enjoy dystopian fiction so I was hoping that it would live up to the good reviews I have read. The story takes place in a future nation called Panem which is composed of a wealthy and controlling Capital and twelve poorer districts that each specialise in a different trade. The main character, Katniss Everdeen comes from district twelve, a very […]


Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White My rating: 3 of 5 stars  I’d wanted to read Paranormalcy ever since I started to follow Kiersten White’s blog and fell in love with her witty writing style. The cover is also gorgeous and I am a big fan of the YA paranormal romance genre. Finally I got the book for Christmas and dived straight in with high expectations, as it had been raved about by many of my friends in the blogosphere. The novel is about a girl called Evie who works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, set up to confine and control […]


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Posted 14th January 2012 in: Book Reviews, BOOKS. Tagged: , ,

Review: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Review: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett My rating: 1 of 5 stars  I had to read this play as part of the Open University course A300. I had little prior knowledge of it, except that Patrick Stewart and Sir. Ian Mckellan had recently starred in it. As a big fan of both actors, I had high hopes that it was going to be an interesting play. However, the plot of this play is practically non-existent and would be best-described by the following quote: “Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful!” Two men sit around all day waiting for someone […]


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Posted 14th January 2012 in: Book Reviews. Tagged: ,